2503 rue Frontenac, #2
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Steve Giasson (° 1979, Québec) is a conceptual artist who uses a wide variety of media (conceptual writing, video, performance art, photography) to transgress genres and to question their limits. In a practice that does not refrain to borrow everyday life elements or references to Art History – between homage and outrage –, romantic notions of authenticity and originality are undermined. This process is part of an effort to demystify the creative process and the figure of the artist.
He has 20 publications to his credit and is currently pursuing a PhD in Études et pratiques des arts (UQAM). His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Mexico, England, Spain, France, Germany, Greace, Swiss and Sweden, in five solo exhibitions and many collective exhibitions such as the Liverpool Biennial 2012, the Text Festival 2011 and 2014 (Manchester)and ED RUSCHA BOOKS & Co. at the Museum Brandhorst (2013, Munich) and the Gagosian Gallery (2013, New York City, 2015, Paris et 2016, Beverly Hills).
His third solo project at DARE-DARE (Montreal), entitled Performances invisibles includes 130 minimal performances, activated over a period of a full year. He is the recipient of the Prix de La Vitrine culturelle pour un artiste émergeant and a mention of Cirque du Soleil, awarded in the Art Souterrain 2015.
He lives and works in Montréal.